Livability

Auto-Deficit Households: Determinants, Travel Behavior, and the Gender Division of Household Car Use

The automobile plays a central role in the mobility of most households since in almost all metropolitan areas and neighborhoods within them automobiles offer greater access to destinations within a reasonable travel time than other modes of travel. Consequently, scholars find a robust and positive connection between car ownership and a range of quality-of-life outcomes such as employment, earnings, and residential location in better quality neighborhoods.

Experimental Studies for Traffic Incident Management

This report documents the second year of a project using economics experimental techniques to investigate novel approaches for mitigating congestion caused by non-recurring traffic incidents.  The first year demonstrated the feasibility of this approach and carried out a number of experiments using University of California, Irvine (UCI) undergraduates as experimental subjects.  The experimental platform is described in Section 3 of this report.

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